Integrated Help Shortcut Keys, Visual C++ 6.0 Default Shortcut Option

Use the following shortcut key combinations to view and move among topics in Help.

NoteNote

The appearance of features in the IDE can depend on your active settings or edition, and might differ from those described in Help. To change your settings, choose Import and Export Settings on the Tools menu. For more information, see Visual Studio Settings.

NoteNote

To see a list of shortcut keys that have changed or are no longer supported in Visual C++ .NET, see Obsolete Visual C++ 6.0 Key Commands and Changes to Visual C++ 6.0 Key Commands.

Command name

Shortcut keys

Description

Help.Contents

CTRL + ALT + F1

Displays the Contents window for the documentation contained in MSDN.

Help.DynamicHelp

CTRL + F1

Displays the Dynamic Help window, which displays links to topics that are related to the item with current focus in the product.

Help.F1Help

F1

Displays a topic from Help that corresponds to the current user interface selected.

Help.Index

CTRL + ALT + F2

Displays the Index window for the documentation contained in MSDN.

Help.Indexresults

SHIFT + ALT + F2

Displays the Index Results window, which lists the topics that contain the keyword selected in the Index window.

Help.Nexttopic

ALT + DOWN ARROW

Displays the next topic in the table of contents. Available only in the Help (Web) browser window.

Help.Previoustopic

ALT + UP ARROW

Displays the previous topic in the table of contents. Available only in the Help (Web) browser window.

Help.Search

CTRL + ALT + F3

Displays the Search window, which allows you to search for words or phrases in the documentation contained in MSDN.

Help.Searchresults

SHIFT + ALT + F3

Displays the Search Results window, which displays a list of topics that contain the string specified in the Look for box of the Search window.

Help.WindowHelp

SHIFT + F1

Displays a topic from help that corresponds to the current user interface selected.

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